A bit like making history in Dubai, S-Town's gone down in the historical footnotes of podcasting, being downloaded 40 million whole times in its first month of release. The seven episodes of small town Alabama began to form when co-creator and eventual host, Brian Reed, was asked to investigate an alleged murder, resulting three years later in a podcast which elevates audio storytelling into the lofty realms of literature. Through trailer parks, a maze, a hospital and a courtroom, a tale emerges which ultimately leaves more questions unanswered than when old Snobs became new Snobs. Ask those questions on October 2 at the Town Hall, where Brian Reed will be speaking. Tickets are £28.
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